Wood is Good (Pt. 4) - Tom Wegener’s Alaia Surfboards
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Here it is, the final installment of Tom Wegener's "Wood is Good" talk at Patagonia Cardiff and what a treat this series has been (see parts 1, 2 & 3). The footage of Dave Rastovich in today's chapter is mind blowing.
Though far from mainstream, Alaias are here to stay. A co-worker of mine in Ventura is super stoked on his, and Dan Malloy rides his as well as anyone I've seen. The boards can be found at Patagonia Cardiff and Tom Wegener Surfboards. Budding shapers can order Paulownia wood blanks from Tom's brother's site and make their own Alaias, like this high school shop class in Queensland.
Our thanks go out to Tom Wegener, Devon Howard, the staff at Patagonia Cardiff and the video crew: Ian O'Roarty, Roy Coffman, Dan Dixon and Dylan Cooper. This video, and many more, can be found on our Blip.tv and YouTube channels, including the "Wood is Good" playlist. Please tell your friends and share with your favorite surf blogs. Also, stay tuned for more Alaia footage in Thomas Campbell's upcoming film, The Present. Happy holiday surfing everybody.